Barcelona slip up, Dortmund extend lead, Juventus continue winning European Football review

Barcelona were the only leaders to slip up in Europe’s top five leagues this weekend as Manchester City, Borussia Dortmund, Juventus and Paris Saint-Germain all picked up three points.

There were goals galore across Europe in a thrilling weekend of action prior to going into the international break – here’s a look at how the action went down.

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La Liga

Barcelona were handed a shock 3-4 defeat at home to Real Betis on Sunday despite Lionel Messi returning from his fractured arm, and even scoring twice.

The Catalan club have already lost twice as many games this term as they did throughout the entire 2017-18 campaign.

Ernesto Valverde’s side are now only a single point ahead of a trio of teams as Sevilla, Atletico Madrid and Deportivo Alaves all picked up wins over the weekend.

Real Madrid have moved to within four points of the league leaders with a 4-2 win at Celta Vigo.

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Premier League

Manchester City were clear and deserved winners in the Manchester derby on Sunday as they beat rivals Manchester United 3-1.

The defending Premier League champions have now won 10 of their opening 12 games this season, drawing the other two.

Liverpool were able to keep within two points of Pep Guardiola’s side with a 2-0 victory over Fulham, but Chelsea lost ground at the top by being held 0-0 at home to Everton.

Tottenham Hotspur were the only other side in the top half to pick up three points this weekend.

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Serie A

Cristiano Ronaldo scored in the final 10 minutes to secure a 2-0 win at AC Milan on Sunday night.

The €100 million summer signing now has eight goals in his first 12 Serie A matches as Juventus maintain a six-point lead over Napoli by picking up 34 points from a possible 36 to date. You can watch all Juventus and other Serie A and football games live online via

Third place Internazionale were hammered 4-1 at Atalanta to fall nine points behind the Old Lady, whilst Lazio moved a point above AC Milan in fourth with a 1-1 draw at Sassuolo.

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Borussia Dortmund are well on their way to winning the German Bundesliga this season with a 3-2 victory over rivals Bayern Munich on Saturday.

Marco Reus scored twice as the Yellow-Blacks twice came from behind to pick up the victory that moves them seven points above Niko Kovac’s side.

Borussia Monchengladbach remain four points behind the leaders following their 3-1 win at Werder Bremen. The Foals are three points ahead of Bayern who are down in fifth place.

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Ligue 1

Paris Saint-Germain maintained their perfect start to the season with the 4-0 demolition of AS Monaco at the Stade Louis II stadium over the weekend.

Edinson Cavani scored a hat-trick before Neymar added the icing on the cake from the penalty spot in the second half. PSG have an incredible 13-point lead over Lille in second place after only 13 games.

Thierry Henry’s side find themselves all the way down in 19th place having only won the Ligue 1 title two seasons ago. They are already five points adrift of safety.

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